Monday, October 30, 2023

Adventist World Radio Makes Special QSL Offer

Adventist World Radio Makes Special QSL Offer

 As a gesture of courtesy to the international radio world, Adventist World Radio is making a limited-time special-opportunity for shortwave monitors around the world to obtain postcard style QSL cards through the postal system.  Genuine reception reports on any AWR radio transmissions, on shortwave, mediumwave or FM will be most welcome.  These broadcasts may be according to current AWR scheduling, or from earlier times.  These postal reception reports should be addressed only to the AWR office in Indiana, and where possible return postage in an international currency should be included.  IRC Coupons are not valid in the United States.  Sending reception reports electronically is discouraged.  Each reception report will be verified with cards in the leftover stock of AWR QSL cards in a total of more than 200 different designs and they will be forwarded to the listener through the postal system.    

Each postal reception report should be sent to the following address, and they should be posted no later than December 31, 2023:-

Adventist World Radio
International Relations
Dr. Adrian M. Peterson
2768 Morgan Trail
IN 46151 USA

 (Adrian M. Peterson)





Monday, October 16, 2023

DRM Broadcast on 80th Anniversary of Woofferton Transmitting Station UK (WOF), October 17, 2023

Photo courtesy : Google Street View

DRM Broadcast on 80th Anniversary of Woofferton Transmitting Station UK (WOF), October 17, 2023

A shortwave transmitting station near Ludlow will be celebrating its 80th birthday tomorrow.
The station was originally built by the BBC during the Second World War to house additional shortwave (HF) broadcasting transmitters.
When it officially started broadcasting on October 17, 1943 it had six 50 kW RCA transmitters, obtained by lend-lease. The site has been modernised many times over the years and is now DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) capable providing daily digital radio programmes.

To mark its 80th anniversary Encompass Digital Media (a key DRM member) will be running a special programme on HF analogue and DRM, too at Woofferton Transmitting Station (WOF) in south-west UK. Here are the details:

Tuesday 17th October 2023 (Tuesday) from 1330 - 1430 UTC

15245 kHz (250 kW)  - Sender 95 Marconi (BD272 from 1963) Array 928 294* for North America
17785 kHz (250 kW) -  Sender 96 Riz AMC Array 904A 114* for Europe and beyond.
11725 kHz (110 kW DRM) - Sender 92 Riz Array 909A 114* for Europe and beyond.

There will be an opening interval signal on all three frequencies.
The programme content will be historical facts of WOF in BBC, VoA, Radio Free Europe, R Liberty ,CBC etc and the later privatised times, DW and VoV for example as well as up-to-date information on DRM as well as personal recollections from many former WOF staff. There will be station idents of services over the years.

There will be a special e-QSL card and the chance to enter a competition to win a historic station artifact and a Woofferton 80th mug.

It will be streamed from London as part of the WRN offering and the details are below.
It will be on WRN English globally, this would then go out on Hotbird 13G, Astra 2G (Sky and Virgin Media), Intelsat 20 and Galaxy 19.

Webstream are also available on the Encompass website.

How to Listen - Encompass Marketing

QSLs will be verified and reports can be sent to:

Sources :

British DX Club

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Special transmission by Akashvani for "Mahalaya 2023"

Special transmission by Akashvani for "Mahalaya 2023" 
Date : 14th October, 2023 (Saturday)
Time : 0350 - 0545 IST, 2220 UTC (13th Oct 2023) to 0015 UTC* (14th Oct, 2023)
* some stations have late sign in & may continue past 0100 UTC

Akashvani, Delhi will broadcast the special dawn programme "Mahishasur Mardini" on the ocassion of Mahalaya in following languages  :

- Hindi/Sanskrit version - on its Indraprastha & FM Gold channels. This will be relayed by all FM Gold channels and selected SW & MW stations.
- Bengali/Sanskrit version - at same time on Akashvani Delhi FM Rainbow network and selected SW & MW stations.

Akashvani, Kolkata will also originate the special Mahalaya programme in Bengali/Sanskrit at same time which will be relayed by selected SW & MW stations .
This programme may also be relayed over concerned DRM channels,YouTube channel AIR Live News 24X7 & DTH.

Live-streaming on :  and News On AIR App

"Mahishasuramardini" is a special two hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit & Bengali recitation & music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. Akashvani has been broadcasting this program since early 1930's. The sheer nostalgia is what makes the dawn of Mahalaya special as one of the most looked forward to Radio broadcasts. Countdown of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

Frequencies observed during past years :


531 - Jodhpur
549 - Ranchi *
603 - Ajmer
621 - Patna A *
648 - Indore A
657 - Kolkata A *
675 - Chattarpur
684 - Port Blair
711 - Siliguri *
729 - Guwahati A
747 - Lucknow A
756 - Jagdalpur
774 - Shimla
792 - Pune *
801 - Jabalpur *
810 - Rajkot A *
819 - New Delhi A *
828 - Silchar
846 - Ahmedabad A *
891 - Rampur
909 - Gorakhpur
918 - Suratgarh
954 - Nazibabad
981 - Raipur
990 - Jammu
1008 - Kolkata B *
1026 - Allahabad A
1044 - Mumbai A (Pure DRM)
1125 - Udaipur/Tezpur
1179 - Rewa
1242 - Varanasi *
1260 - Ambikapur
1269 - Agartala
1296 - Darbhanga
1314 - Bhuj
1386 - Gwalior
1395 - Bikaner *
1404 - Gangtok
1458 - Bhagalpur
1530 - Agra
1593 - Bhopal A

* Try also in DRM mode on minus 9 kHz of AM frequency

Please email your observations & receptions reports to :


Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

Related :

Eight Decades Later, the Original Mahalaya Still Unites

Come Mahalaya, Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recitation still default choice for All India Radio

(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi)

Indian DRM stakeholders virtual meet

Indian DRM stakeholders virtual meet

Please participate (virtually) in what promises to be a unique event with a chance to get more updates than could be delivered by weeks of consultancy.


You are kindly invited to a news-packed, operative virtual meeting (with participation from automotive, public, private broadcasters and other important decision-makers) of the Indian DRM Stakeholders on October 12th at 1600 IST (or 1030 GMT).

The 60-90-minute event will offer a unique opportunity to get the latest DRM news from Asia and beyond, to have an insight into the latest Indian recommendations and to hear testimonies from the DRM stakeholders themselves.

To participate you need to register at:  and get your personalised invitation.

This is a unique opportunity offered by DRM experts in India and elsewhere which you should not miss!

(DRM Consortium)